LOVE THIS LITTLE MACHINE .. Roughing AND CUTS

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Re: LOVE THIS LITTLE MACHINE .. Roughing AND CUTS

Post by srle76 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:16 pm

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Re: LOVE THIS LITTLE MACHINE .. Roughing AND CUTS

Post by Andrew Dudley » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:56 am

This is all very nice work. Thank you for sharing it :)
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Re: LOVE THIS LITTLE MACHINE .. Roughing AND CUTS

Post by Zeeder » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:22 pm

Hi, I just ordered my Imodela and enjoyed the photos on this thread.

I was wondering if someone could answer my question about the machinable wax.

I plan on maing some soap stamps with the imodela, and I am wondering will the hard wax be suitable for this?
I know it can serve as a cast for things, but is it strong enough by itself to simply stamp soap? How long would it last?
At a glance it seems to me the wax would be perfect for this. Would the wax stamp last like a plastic or wood stamp?


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Re: LOVE THIS LITTLE MACHINE .. Roughing AND CUTS

Post by Andrew Dudley » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:08 am

Hi, Welcome to the forum, hope you get your iModela for Christmas! :)

The wax can be used as a stapm or a mould, but would not last as long as the other materials as they are harder.
It just depends on what shapes you are wanting to do, and the hardness of the soaps.

We have someone using wax blocks to mill moulds to inject PolyUrethane to make little figures (imagine something like little toy soldiers).

Anyway good luck, let us know how you get on.
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Re: LOVE THIS LITTLE MACHINE .. Roughing AND CUTS

Post by Zeeder » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:37 pm

Thanks Andrew! I have received my modela and did the clover test. Much fun.

Yes soaps are generally stamped while they are fairly soft. It takes up to 6 weeks for a artisan bar of soap to cure to full hardness. I think the harder waxes may last a while then. And when it wears out I can mill in acrylic or something if I remember to save my 3d model :)

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Re: LOVE THIS LITTLE MACHINE .. Roughing AND CUTS

Post by srle76 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:27 pm

Amber Gem Heart - 5mm
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